Originally Posted by MMcCraryNJ
I have to pick me up one of those WOW disks. I actually found that using the Vivid setting for my cable tv input and scaling the brightness/backlight down fair a bit actually looks really good. Besides, it's just TV so accurate colors and all of that don't mean much to me. I would like to get some accurate settings for Blu Ray movies and my PS3/360 though. I've tried the CNET settings and the picture just looks incredibly dull and lifeless to me, lacking sharpness and things like that.
Picture is always based on taste in the end. That said, those CNET settings are spot on for a very natural look. Faces should look as natural as possible. Did you make all
the settings CNET has? I can tell you, WOW is not going to be much different than the CNET settings, and worse if you zero out the settings you made. WOW can make the saturation and color balance correct, but many subtle changes that a pro would make are included in the CNET settings. If WOW did have very different settings one would have to be incorrect.
You would be better to not get WOW if CNET is not to your liking, and simply use the CNET settings and then change the saturation or hue to your taste. WOW is simply going to confirm the CNET settings are just about right with any real change being in brightness or contrast. Even then it won't be that great of difference. Why buy WOW then disregard what it says is correct, just do that now with the CNET settings.
WOW works for many of us in conjunction with CNET because all we want to do is tweak it a little based on our room the TV is in, not drastically change it.Edited by tampa8 - 3/16/13 at 11:33am